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Facebook endured a second day of criticism from Congress over its plan to create a digital currency as senior House Democrats asked Facebook to scale back the project and threatened legislation that would block big tech companies from getting into banking.
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WASHINGTON, July 16 — Members of the US Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills today to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about President Donald Trump...
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WASHINGTON, July 16 — US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said yesterday the Trump administration and Congress were getting close to a deal on raising the US debt ceiling and he urged lawmakers to ...
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A nationwide wave of arrests of immigrants facing deportation will commence over the weekend, United States President Donald Trump said yesterday, confirming that the plan, intended to discourage a su...
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MEXICO CITY, July 12 ― Mexico sees a push to close a dispute resolution loophole in the USMCA trade deal as a way to protect its interests as well as helping satisfy demands by US Democrats that the...
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WASHINGTON: The US Department of Justice opened an investigation into whether Deutsche Bank, Germany’s embattled biggest lender, violated foreign financial laws in its work for 1MDB, American media ...
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WASHINGTON, July 11 — US President Donald Trump today defended his use of Deutsche Bank AG and said the German bank was being “badly written about and maligned,” as congressional Democrats probe...
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WASHINGTON: The US Department of Justice opened an investigation into whether Deutsche Bank, Germany's embattled biggest lender, violated foreign financial laws in its work for 1MDB, American media r...
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JULY 11 — If today, President Donald Trump asked for white unity, for all its leaders to stand under one umbrella to protect white interests and survival — White Democrats, White Republicans and W...
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Executives from Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet's Google will testify before a US House of Representatives congressional committee next week in a hearing to discuss the tremendous market power wielded by online platforms.
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Facebook Inc said on July 8 that it had not been invited to a White House summit on social media being held later this week.
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The youngest adult consumers still prefer shopping in stores over using their laptops, Instagram feeds or Amazon’s Alexa, a according to a recent Morning Consult study.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): The FBM KLCI drifted lower in early trade this morning, tracking regional markets, dragged by select blue chips.
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(July 3): Stocks in Asia looked set for modest declines as haven assets from Treasuries to gold resumed rallies amid doubts over the pace of Federal Reserve rate cuts and warnings about global growth.
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Pegatron Corporation is one of many diversifying their manufacturing away from China, with a US$40mil project to make wireless chips and semiconductors. Global supply chains have been disrupted by the ongoing tensions, which could ease this week as Xi Jinping and Donald Trump meet at the G20 summit in Japan.
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JUNE 28 — During my internship with US NGO Mikva Challenge last year, I was blown away by how the Chicago-based non-profit worked with teenage students and taught them how to use political and local...
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Facebook Inc chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg said on June 26 that Facebook made an “execution mistake” when it didn’t act fast enough to identify a doctored video of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last month.
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A harrowing photo of a Salvadoran migrant and his young daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande at the US-Mexico border became the focus on Wednesday of a US political debate over President Donald Trum...
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President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday by presenting himself as the same political insurgent who shook up the Washington establishment four years ago and who...
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signalled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she promoted and then postponed after some of the most violent protests since the former British colon...
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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s top trade envoy will be in the congressional hot seat for two days this week, giving lawmakers the chance to grill him about the prospects for a deal with China, as well as various punitive measures threatened by his boss.
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted there was more to the migrant deal with Mexico announced over the weekend, even after Mexican officials unveiled new details of the agreement, and waved around a document that he said proved his point.
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Half of US adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it, according to a new survey.
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WASHINGTON, June 5 — White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said today a US plan to impose tariffs on Mexican goods may not have to take effect, offering a glimmer of hope for Mexico and American b...
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WASHINGTON, June 5 — Leaders of big tech companies will be asked to testify as part of an investigation into whether the companies misuse their massive market power, the head of the US House Judicia...
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LONDON, June 4 — President Donald Trump today said he would probably order new tariffs on all Mexican goods imported to the United States next week despite a diplomatic push to avoid the levies, ci...
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The US Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc’s Google to determine whether the technology company violated laws to ensure fair competition, two sources familiar with the matter said.
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June 2 — The US Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc’s Google to determine whether the technology company violated laws to ensure fair competition, two sources familiar...
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WASHINGTON, May 31 — Donald Trump yesterday kick-started the process of ratifying the new North American trade pact, but the US president put the accord at risk by announcing tariffs on Mexico over ...
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OTTAWA, May 30 — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented a continental trade deal to Canada’s parliament yesterday for approval, on the eve of a visit by US Vice President Mike Pence to discuss th...
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National parties in the newly elected European Parliament line up in pan-EU groups.
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TOKYO, May 27 — Asia stocks edged up early today, and the euro was confined to a narrow range after the weekend’s European Parliament elections highlighted the deepening political fragmentation of...
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TOKYO: Asia stocks edged up early on Monday, and the euro was confined to a narrow range after the weekend's European Parliament elections highlighted the deepening political fragmentation of the 28-country bloc.
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Donald Trump lashed out on Sunday at the first Republican congressman to call the US president’s behaviour impeachable, while Democrats warned Trump’s stonewalling of congressional probes is stren...
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US Representative Justin Amash, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, on Saturday became the first Republican lawmaker to say the president has engaged in impeachable behaviour.
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WASHINGTON, May 17 — US President Donald Trump took out a new 30-year mortgage on a sprawling oceanfront house steps from his own Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, and it is sitting empty on the rental ...
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It looks like Facebook could be looking at a long period of scrutinization over its privacy policies and business practices by the US government’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC). 20 years of scrutin...
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WASHINGTON, April 26 — The US economy got off to a roaring start in 2019, breezing past President Donald Trump’s extended government shutdown and wiping away fears of a slowdown in growth, at leas...
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NEW YORK, April 26 — New York Attorney General Letitia James said yesterday she is investigating Facebook Inc’s unauthorised storage of up to 1.5 million Facebook users’ email contact databases,...
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Twitter users in the United States are younger, better educated and more left-leaning than the general population, a survey showed April 24.
Twitter | United States | Donald Trump | Facebook | Pew Research Center | 14% | 22% | 41% | 31% | 26% | 30% | 36% | 21% | 80% | 10% | 65% | Democrats | 25% | 90% | Republicans | 10 | 26 | 89 | 14 | 41 | 90 | 65 | 25 | 31 | 22 | 25 | 21 | 36 | 75 | 000 | 24 | 30 | 69 | 42 | 254.15 | 40 | 80 | RM310 | 254.15 | US$75 | 000 | April 24
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Top US lawmakers on April 23 wrote to Google's chief executive raising concerns about reports of a massive database known as Sensorvault that allegedly contains precise consumer location information from hundreds of millions of devices.
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NEW YORK, April 25 — Deutsche Bank has begun to provide documents on financing for some of President Donald Trump's projects to New York State authorities, a source familiar with the matter told AFP...
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WASHINGTON, April 24 — The head of the largest US labour union said yesterday he opposes ratification of the new North American free trade pact, because he doubts Mexico will enforce labour reforms ...
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WASHINGTON, April 23 — Herman Cain, facing resistance from his own political party as US President Donald Trump's pick to fill a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, withdrew yesterday from considerat...
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US House Democrats are divided over whether to proceed directly to impeach President Donald Trump after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, but they can still hold Trump accountable without...
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Top congressional Democrats yesterday left the door open to the impeachment of US President Donald Trump, but said they would first need to complete their own investigations into whether he obstructed...
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Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to get hold of all of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s evidence from his inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as the probe’s f...
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on his inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 US election described in extensive and sometimes unflattering detail how President Donald Trump tried to impede th...
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WASHINGTON, April 15 — On the campaign trail and in Congress, Democrats are challenging the titans of Wall Street, proclaiming a "new day" as they seek to channel the anger of their party and voters...
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WASHINGTON, April 12 — US President Donald Trump's expected nomination of former pizza chain executive Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve appeared in jeopardy yesterday after a fourth Republican sen...
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WASHINGTON, April 11 — The United States is scrutinising state-owned Qatar Airways' acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in Air Italy, which has been flying to US destinations since June in a move see...
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NEW YORK, April 9 — The US economy is strong and Wall Street has reformed practices that contributed to the financial crisis a decade ago, chief executives of some of the largest US banks said in pr...
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US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who became best known for defending President Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents, said on Sunday she was leaving...
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US President Donald Trump took a step back on Tuesday from his threat to close the US southern border to fight illegal immigration, as pressure mounted from companies worried that a shutdown would cau...
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US Attorney General William Barr plans to make public a redacted copy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s nearly 400-page investigative report into Russian interference in the 2016 election by mid-A...
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Having visited Washington DC, London and Beijing in the last fortnight, the eerie feeling is a perspective of confused existentialism. In Washington, the mood is “My Way or No Way”; in London, “If Brexit, May Exit”, and in Beijing, “One Belt, One Road”.
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US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert Mue...
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Here are five takeaways from the 22-month Trump-Russia investigation by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller that concluded with a summary submitted to Congress on Sunday by Attorney General William Barr...
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BRUSSELS, March 22 — The European Union's plans for trade negotiations with the United States fall far short of what is required and any idea of delaying formal talks would not work, the US ambassad...
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KHON KAEN/SONGKHLA (Thailand), March 21 — In the rice-growing heartland of Thailand’s northeast, Kamol Suanpanya, 80, meets in the off season with fellow farmers at a community centre, where they ...
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PARIS, March 19 — A strong majority of people in wealthy countries want to tax the rich more and there is broad support for building up the welfare state in most countries, a survey conducted for th...
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In most parts of the world, being called a “socialist” neither upsets politicians nor riles voters.
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WASHINGTON, March 12 — President Donald Trump's 2020 budget yesterday proposed a 15 per cent cut for the US Department of Agriculture, calling its subsidies to farmers “overly generous” at a tim...
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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Monday will ask the U.S. Congress for an additional $8.6 billion to help pay for his promised wall on the U.S-Mexico border to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking, officials familiar with his 2020 budget request told Reuters.
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FERGUSON, March 8 — In 2009, the chief executive of Emerson Electric Co bluntly told investors at a Chicago conference what many of his counterparts at other manufacturing firms would only say priva...
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Retired general John Abizaid, US President Donald Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to Saudi Arabia, defended the US-Saudi relationship on Wednesday as lawmakers accused the kingdom of a litany of mi...
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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is at the center of a storm for a second time over comments viewed as anti-Semitic. Democrats plan a vote on Wednesday rejecting anti-Semitism, without mentioning Omar directl...
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Some of US President Donald Trump’s closest advisers, including his daughter Ivanka, were missing from a list of people that Democratic lawmakers sought documents from on Monday for a corruption inv...
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NEW YORK, March 5 — Global stocks finished mixed yesterday following reports the United States and China were close to a major trade agreement that would roll back some of the tariffs imposed in rec...
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President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked US special counsel Robert Mueller ahead of his report on alleged Russia collusion by the Trump campaign in 2016 and said his political opponents were "tryin...
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NEW YORK: New York's mayor and the state's governor on Tuesday proposed a congestion zone in central Manhattan to finance an overhaul of the city's ailing subway.
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WASHINGTON, Feb 26 — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell worked hard to strengthen ties with Congress during his first year as head of the US central bank, doubling the pace of meetings with lawm...
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US President Donald Trump has followed through on his earlier threat to declare a national emergency over border security, and use executive authority to spend more than Congress has allowed on his so...
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A top adviser to US President Donald Trump said that the president's emergency declaration could allow "hundreds of miles" of barriers to be built on the Mexican border before the 2020 election.
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President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the US-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a vi...
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NEW YORK, Feb 15 — More than a year of work to bring Amazon.com Inc’s headquarters and tens of thousands of jobs to New York City ended yesterday with a couple of phone calls.
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TOKYO: Asian stocks slipped on Friday after grim U.S. retail sales figures raised fresh doubts about the strength of the U.S. economy, offsetting optimism on trade talks between the United States and China.
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As congressional Democrats counter US President Donald Trump’s border wall plan with a high-tech solution, the idea of a “smart” security barrier is raising fresh questions over the potential for intrusive surveillance.
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TOKYO, Feb 13 — Tokyo’s Nikkei index closed at a two-month high today, tracking gains on Wall Street as fears about a US-China trade war and another US government shutdown eased.
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NEW YORK, Feb 13 — Wall Street stocks jumped yesterday as President Donald Trump downplayed the chance of another government shutdown and said he could delay new tariffs on Chinese imports.
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US congressional negotiators said on Monday they reached a tentative deal on border security funding to avert another partial government shutdown due to start on Saturday, but an aide said it did not ...
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Together with the release of a software update to fix a major bug in its Facetime app, Apple said it would reward the 14-year old who first discovered the issue.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 8 — Apple Inc yesterday rolled out software updates to iPhones to fix a privacy issue in its FaceTime video calling service, and said it would contribute toward the education of t...
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WASHINGTON, Feb 7 — BB&T and SunTrust announced today they are to merge in a US$66 billion deal that will create the sixth largest bank in the United States.
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WASHINGTON, Feb 6 — Both sides in the US-China trade negotiations are making a "big commitment" to reach an agreement by the March 1 deadline, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said today.
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Democrats against engaging in "ridiculous partisan investigations" that he said could contribute to a weakening of the American economy.
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The US Senate passed a Mideast policy bill yesterday, including a measure that would allow states to penalise businesses that take part in boycotts of Israel and an amendment that breaks with Presiden...
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NEW YORK, Feb 6 — World stocks rose to a fresh two-month high yesterday to keep up their fast start to 2019 while the US dollar strengthened for a fourth straight session as investors looked toward ...
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If President Donald Trump declares an emergency to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border, it could provoke a war in the Republican Party, declared Senator Lindsey Graham, who called on fellow Republican...
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The US economy was expected to lose US$3 billion (RM12.33 billion) from the partial federal government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demand for border wall funding, congressional researchers ...
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President Donald Trump’s deal to end the US government shutdown without getting money for his border wall drew immediate scorn from some of the prominent conservative figures whose support may be cr...
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President Donald Trump agreed under mounting pressure on Friday to end a 35-day-old partial US government shutdown without getting the US$5.7 billion he had demanded from Congress for a border wall, h...
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US senators made a new try at ending a partial month-long government shutdown through a temporary funding bill on Thursday, but President Donald Trump demanded a "down payment" for a border wall that ...
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President Donald Trump said on Sunday that his proposed immigration deal to end a 30-day partial government shutdown would not lead to amnesty for "Dreamers", but appeared to signal support for amnest...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the election system practised by Malaysia has proven that the country upholds democracy.
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THE US dollar edged higher over the week, up 0.48% to 96.1 largely due to a sharp weakening in the euro. Meanwhile, the US government shutdown has stretched to 27 days as both President Trump and the Democrats remained unwilling to back off from their stands over the border wall funding. The concerns on the continued shutdown have weighed slightly on the dollar.
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A partial US government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demand for US$5.7 billion (RM23 million) to build a wall along the US-Mexico border entered its 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longe...
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WASHINGTON, Jan 11 — Hundreds of furloughed federal employees chanting “We want our pay!” marched on the White House yesterday, the 20th day of a partial government shutdown over US President Do...
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WASHINGTON, Jan 11 — US President Donald Trump yesterday cancelled a planned visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this month amid a shutdown of the federal government, sign...
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US President Donald Trump in a meeting with congressional Democrats last Friday said he was prepared for the partial government shutdown to continue for months — or even years — if he does not get...